Welcome to the Thrillerfest V Blog!

We hope you'll bookmark us, just as you bookmark so many of the hundreds of the International Thriller Writers that participate in our annual conference, held in New York City in July.

ITW is a youthful organization, always ready for a new way of looking at things. You'll find that dynamism here, in blog posts from authors, agents, editors and Thrillerfest attendees, past and present.

And that same excitement you feel from your favorite reads is evident in everything ITW does, and no wonder--the organization, staffing and publicity for ThrillerFest--including this new blog--is undertaken by volunteers, most of whom are ITW authors themselves.

So pull up a chair and stay awhile ... discover the latest news on what Thrillerfest V--the fifth anniversary of the conference--has to offer. Visit old friends, make new ones, ask questions, and hear about the remarkable things in store for the conference.

Whether or not you can come see us in New York--and we hope that you can!--please join us here. It's gonna be ... a thriller!

Kelli Stanley, Thrillerfest Publicity Committee Chair

Thrillerfest Publicity Committee:
Jeannie Holmes
CJ Lyons
Carla Buckley
Grant McKenzie

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ITW Social Media Committee welcomes volunteer, Stacey McShane!

Stacey will be working on the ITW Myspace and Debut Author's MySpace sites this year.

Stacey was asked to introduce herself so you can get to know her better, so here is a letter from Stacey! - S. English, Chair of ITW Social Media

Hello Fellow ITW members!

I am thrilled to be a part of ITW and look forward to the networking opportunities that bring us together as writers.  

I've recently volunteered for the Social Media Committee and Sheila asked me to introduce myself, so I will tell you a little about me. 

I live in Washington State and supervise a large 911 emergency dispatch center near Seattle.  When I am not working ridiculous hours, I am working on a thriller novel set in the Seattle area.   I am a voracious reader, which sometimes impinges on my writing since I have a really hard time putting down a good book.   I am married to a police officer and have two retired racing greyhounds to keep me company while I write.   For those of you needing to add some realism to the law enforcement or emergency response side of your writing, I am happy to answer questions and provide critique.  I have hundreds of law enforcement and firefighter contacts and if I can't answer your question, chances are I know someone, or can find someone who can.  

I am excited to be working on ITW's MySpace pages and I invite you to contact me if you have anything you would like to post specifically to MySpace or MySpace Debut Authors.  I can be reached via email at SLMcShane19(at)gmail.com.

Happy writing!
Stacey McShane